Waterloo Daily Reporter, February 3, 1904

Waterloo Daily Reporter

February 03, 1904

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Waterloo Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - February 3, 1904, Waterloo, Iowa ty. RLOO DAILY REPORTER. i EIGHTH YEAR. WATERLOO. IOWA. FEBRTJARY 3.1904 NO. 2525 MAKE WAR MOVES On Checkerbdard in- Eastern Asia. JAPANESE TROOPS IN COREA Ninety Thousand Russian Soldiers Start for Frontier. WHEAT'TAKES A JUMP Two and a Half Cent Ral.se as Result ipf War News. 3. An advance of cents jwas -made .today in the p'rice of jwheat.' May. sold up Manipulajtioh of the market Y by Ar- mour. interests. and increasing "evi- dence of immediate war in the Orient are credited as the causes for the rise. May corn shoved an advance ot cent; oats OVER TACKMAN'S DEATH NON-UNiON MEN STRIKE. Cut in Wages of Coal Miners Causes Men-to Go Out, Pittsburg, Feb. hundred Both Disclaim Hostile Inten- tion Declare That Measures Are Only Em- bezzfer Gets Ten Years in" Pen. coal" employed' by the Ellsworth Coal Co., at Ellsworth, Pa., have struck, owing to a cut m wages. Farmer Near Shell Rock Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances and \nl surance Order Refuses to Settle a in Court. St. Petersburg, Feb. Vladi- vostok despatch says that troops have occupied the Seoul- Fusah Bailroad. ,and' have taken field gun's Seoul for the protection of their legation. 'f i Russia's Warlike Response. Port Arthur, Feb. .response to the Japanese ;War: measures, im- portant otaval and military movements have'been effected1 here. The entire Russian squadron is .assembled, .out- side harbor... About, ninety-thou- sand troops have departed leaving ten thousand at Port Arthur., .Au- thorities declare that these measures should be regarded as precautionary and noi offensive. Reached in Japan. Toklfc, Feb. today indi- cate ill at--th e prolonged tension has reached a climax. Mafquis Itb was -summoned from the country during the night and today the emporer re- ceived Wm. A council of the elder statesmen was held with the war min- isters and three admirals. 'The high- est officials make no concealment that thtere Is an exasperating tardi- ness to the Russian reply. An unof- ficial despatch yesterday said Japan's decision means "war. MORE Senate Passes.Bill for Additional Em- ployes for Thirtieth General As- Penalty for As- sault With Intent .to Commit Murder tha.t RUSSIA'S ULTIMATUM.. Reply Now Preparing to Be Last.Word Vested in Alexieff. London, Feb. despatch >to Reutei's Telegraph Co. from St. Pe- tersburg, dated yesterday and for- warded by way of the frontier, says that Russian general staff has given Ticerby Alexieff authority to declare war and open hostilities on his own responsibility, if circumstances render it necessary. The despatch adds that an imperial manifesto de- claring war is expected if the Japan- ese government does not accept the conditions proposed in Russia's re- sponse which it is asserted will be Russia's last word. COTTON MARKET IS WEAK. Des Moines, Feb. to Daily. passed a bill today appropriating for ad- ditional--.employes for the Thirtieth General Assembly; also a bill by Saunders amending "the code, to 'make the punishment for assault with in- tent to commit murder 30 years in the penitentiary instead of ten years; a bill making compensation of jurors same in 'special venirie; and a bill making the whole of the appropria- tions for the improvement "of the capital available at once. The resolution for committees of appropriation_to .visit the tutions was amended so that a recess will be taken Feb. 12 to the 16, was passed. Important .bills were, introduced a'3 follows: By Temple, to 'create an app'ellate court with three judges, at. per year. By Chassell, to 'class all bass as game fish. V By Wright, drainage bill. By Coburn, regulating running of automobiles, on highways. By Buchanan, making chicken stealing from an enclosure grand larceny. By Dunham, establishing juvenile courts in each county, to .have juris- diction in cases of neglected children and crimes, other than murder com- mitted by children under 17 years. By Brooks, to prevent persons en- tering enclosed grounds without per- mission to hunt, fish, gather berries or capture wild bee's or take their honey. Shell'Rock, Feb. to Re- the outgrowth of the'deatti of Henry Tackman, near this city in October last, a petition has been pre- pared by a local attorney in which! Mrs. H'enry Tackman is plaintiff and the Brotherhood of American Yeomen named as defendant. It will be re- membered by readers of the Daily Re- porter that Tackman was found- one afternoon shortly after the dinner hour hanging to a. strap in his barn by a son: investigation proved that life was extinct and at the time it was generally considered a case of suicide. Further Investigation, however, led the relatives of the dead man to b'e- lieve that death was produced through an accidental fall which Tackman sus- tained while preparing to harness a horse, which was standing in the stall in which he was hung. i Company Claims Suicide. Tackman at the time of his death was carrying a life insurance policy in the Yeomen and officers of the company were sent h'ere to invest- PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. l. 4v Dents of Iowa State University Will Meet Annually Hereafter. Dr. J. G. Hildebfarid returned this morning from Iowa for the past two days he lias been attending the first alumni dental clinic of the dental college of the state ,university. Beside being a meeting ior instruc- tion' it was'r also assort of-'reunion of old students of this'department of the state1 university, and was attend- ed by about 250. Among those pres-, ent who took-part Jn the clinic were, Dr. George W. Copk, wkp :is now bac- teriologist in the Illinois College of Dentistry1 at Chicago; Dr. Clyde Davis, who has gained .world-wide reputation by his researches on the effects of cocaine in producing local insensibility in operative dentistry. Mr. Davis is also dean of the faculty of the state university of Nebraska. The meeting organized a perma- nent association, which will meet an- nually and perfect themselves in their profession. DIED IN CELL AT JAIL Benson Griffith Passed Away at Police Head- quarters at Early Hour This Morning. FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN SNOW Had Driven for Hours in Cutter With Ed- ward Stowell Now Under Arrest. tigate the case. It is claimed they as: ARGUMENTS PRESENTED Authorities and Coroner's Jury Investigating Facts Concern- ing the Movements of Both Men Last to Have Purchased Liquor Before Being Found Near iili- nois Central Coal Chutes-Post Mortem Examination. Heads of Legal Department of Three Railroads Entering Waterloo Pre. sent Arguments Before Judge Platt Peek Case to the Jury. certained sufficient facts to lead them to believe that Tackman committed suicide, and on thes'e grounds refused to settle the claim of Mrs. Tackman. At this juncture in the proceedings it was considered expedient to ap- point a board of arbitration to inves- tigate the matter and one member was chosen by the local lodge of Yeomen! Some difficulty arose over this point and the board was never Carry Suicide Clause. In the policy held by Tackman "It is- specifically stated that in case a mem- ber commits suicide his policy imme- diately becomes invalid, and this sui- cide clause will become the -bone of contention when the case is taken into courts. The case Is very interesting and many facts will be brought out at the trial regarding the possibility of Tackman having committed suicide. The family of the dead man is large and' their financial condition is said to be desperate. The widow has 'exerted every means to s.ettle with the com- pany, but to no avail, and now desires to test the matter in the courts. The case will come up at the next term of court in Butler county. Vigorous Selling Campaign Weakens Prices. New York, Feb. cotton mar- ket was again weak and excited to- day. Shortly after the opening there was a decline of 50 to 60 per cent in the active months, due to a vigorous selling movement. The excitement on the cotton market began yesterday on reports that the bull pool had sold out, and continued today. Prices are 15 to 55 points lower. BANK CASHIER SENTENCED. Cleveland Embezzler Gets Ten Years in Penitentiary. Cleveland, Feb. A. Rese, late cashier of the Produce Exchange bank, who recently confessed to em- bezzling of the bank's funds, was today sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. AND IS SERIOUSLY HURT J. Kellog, chief counsel of the Chi- cago Great Western, Carl Wright, rep- I'esenting Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, railroad, and W. J. Knight, at- torney for the Illinois Central rail- road, were in Waterloo today and ap- peared in district court (regarding the indictment returned 'against the'se railroads some .time ago. The in- dictment charged conspiracy to se- cure excess demurrage, and the facts in the case were quite thoroughly air- ed in the courts-at the time the indict- ment was returned. The attorneys appearing in- Waterloo :today> repre- sent the head of the legal department of each railroad. Before Judge Platt the attorneys indulged in slight arguments In de- fense of the action taken against them, contending it was unconstitu- tional. Further arguments will be presented in writing at a future date. State's Contention. The grounds upon which the state based their indictment appears to be that the laws of Iowa strictly pro- hibit combinatibns to control the price of goods, It is alleged the three railroads combined to charge demurrage on cars lying in the local yards. The case Is Intensely inter- esting inasmuch as each of the rail- roads are large corporations and will contest each point very closely. The further arguments of the attor- FATAL WRECK IN CANADA. Train on Canadian Pacific Ditched by Broken Rail. Halifax, N. S., Feb. Cana- dian Pacific express for Berlin and Montreal, over the Inter-colonial rail- road, was wrecked today by a broken rail at Molford. Three persons were killed and many others injured, some fatajly. The only passenger positive- ly known -to be dead Is Mrs. John Glas- sey of Halifax. JAMES TAKES ENGLISH BRIDE. Former Postmaster General James Married in London. London, Feb. L. James, former postmaster general of the United States was married today to Edith, the daughter of Alderman Col- bourne, of Strat-ford-on-Avon. [T. L. James was. postmaster gen-, eral during Garfield's. administration.] Small Pox Closes Schools. Bloomlngton, 111., Feb. pub- lic 'schools were not opened today and will be closed for two weeks .or longer. Gatherings have been pro- hibited. Mrs. J.O. Kendall and daughter Ber- nlce of Hazleton, Iowa, are visiting at the home of the former's sister, Mrs. C. M. Allen. meeting of Ce- dar tent tonight at Maccabee hall. Ev- ery Sir Knight aaked to foe present. Tendency of the Times. The tendency of medical science Is toward preventive measures. The best thought of the world is being giv- 'eu to the subject. It is easier and bet- ter to prevent than to cure. It has been fully demonstrated that pneumo- nia, one of the most dangerous diseas- es that medical men have to contend with, can be prevented .by the use of Chambe'rlain's Cough Remedy. Pneu- monia always results from a cold or from an attack of influenza and it has be'en observed that this remedy counteracts any tendency of these dis- eases toward pneumonia. This lias been fully proven in many thousands of cases in which this remedy has been used during the -great prevalence of colds and grip In recent years, and can be relied upon with implicit con- fidence. Pneumonia often results from a slight cold when no danger, is apprehended until It suddenly dis- covered that there 5s fever and diffi- culty in breathing and pains In the chest, then It Is announced that the patient has pneumonia. Be on the safe side and take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as soon ag the cold Is contracted. It always cures. For be of Frank Eastman Dies in Critical Con- dition From Injuries Received This Morning on Lafayette- cussion of Brain is Feared. Frank Eastman, a Rapid Transit employe, was struck by a street car this morning and seriously injured while at work on Lafayette street. His face was terribly lacerated and bruis- ed and injuries were Inflicted which it is feared has caused concussion of the brain. His condition is consider- ed very serious. It appears that Mr. Eastman, who is a section hand, was repairing a portion of the track on the Lafayette street loop about o'clock this morning when the accident occurred. He saw a car approaching and step- ped out of the way. He then 'started to get his tools from we track, but was struck as he stooped over. He was carried a distance of fifteen feet before the car could be stopped. He was picked up and placed where he could receive medical at- tention. It was found that his in- juries were of a serious character, and concussion of the brain may have been produced. This, however, will not be established until later. Mr. Eastman had been employed by the company for a number of years, and was generally conceded a very careful man. neys and the decision will great interest. Peek Case to Jury. The case of John P. Peek vs. the Waterloo Cedar Falls Rapid Tran- sit Co. went to the jury in the dis- trict court today. .This case has been on trial since Monday and much evi- dence introduced. The plaintiff ap- peals from ms assessment of damages by a sheriff's jury. Verdict in Peek Case. The jury in the Peek case reached a decision late this afternoon and re- turned a verdict of for the plaintiff, John P. Pe'ek. The plaintiff originally received In- damages. H. H. McChane of this city has re- ceived a letter from his father, John McChane of Laporte, who Is now at Rome, New York, where he went sometime ago to have an operation performed on his eye to remove a can- cer. Mr. McChane says he has sub- mitted to a second operation and now feels considerably relieved. He has been suffering from cancer for sever- al years and this Is the second trip he has made to Rome, In the past three years. Mr. McChane Is father of Jo'e and H. H. of this city, and Is one of the early settlers In Blackhawk coun- ty. Benson W. Griffith, aged 51, died in a cell at police headquarters shortly after 2 o'clock this morning. The cir- cumstances surrounding the man's death are peculiar in many respects. Edward Stowell, who, according to his own statement, was in th'e company of Griffith after o'clock yesterday afternoon tells a conflicting story of their adventures during. the evening. When discovered lying face downward in th'e snow a .sliort distance from the Illinois Central coal chutes at 11 o'clock last night. Griffith's hands were'both frozen nearly stiff, and the left side of Ills face was quite badly frozen. His, nose and ears also show- ed signs of severe exposure to the cold wind which began blowing late in the evening. The story which Stowell tells regarding the exposure to which Griffith wrfte subjected is given little credence by tire authorities. They claim Stowell was too drunk at the time to clearly understand his sur- roundings, and claim further that "he does not tell the truth under all cir- cumstances. Both Griffith and Sto- well are well known to the local au- thorities. Fatal Ride In Cutter. From th'e facts presented to the po- lice through Its officers late last night and those brought out at the Inquest this morning, a cutter ride indulged in by Griffith and Stowell led; to the for- mer's death. Griffith "has be'en in the employ of W. W. Whltenaclc, proprie- tor of a local coal and wood yard, for the past three years, He was em- ployed as a day laborer In the capacity of teamster, and according to informa- tion obtainable at the office this morning, Griffith has sometimes peared for work acting slightly under the influence of liquor. Yesterday af- ternoon Griffith was temporarily dlS' charged from his.duties and It Is al- leged returned to his home where he s'ecured a cutter and horse and started out for a drive. He picked up Stowell, whom he has known for some time, and the two started out for a drive. The cutter ride proved Griffith's death. The story of their adventure In the evening was told to the Dally .Reporter this morn- Ing by Stowell, who Is reposing be- hind th'e bars at police headquarters where he is being held pending fnrt'h'er investigation. Were Returning Home. Stowell said: "I was asked by Grif flth, who IB an old friend, to take a cutter ride yesterday' afternoon, think it was about when Tie pick ed me up and we drove almost contln uously from that time until I was ar rested. We spent most of the time in driving around the business part o th'e city. Along In th'e 'evening-1 wen and got a can of oysters In the north end and we intended going home and eating a lunch. We started to drive across the Illinois Central yards near the coal chutes. "Had you been drinking at any time during the Stowell was cause ho didn't get up right away. He dUln't reply to my question, merely mumbling something I couldn't under- stand. I got out of the rig arid looked at him and saw he as allvo and appar- ently all right. Then somebody came along and moved him to a restaurant. I was arrested and brought down here. I don't know why t'hoy arrested mo ba- sale by all druggists. eod-F-3-1 There Is hope of heaven for the man who can get a hard fall and come up smiling and without thought of profanity. The best physic. "Once tried and you will always use Chambertain's Stomach and Liver says Wil- liam A. Girard, Pease, Vt. These tab- lets are the most prompt, most pleas- ant and most reliable cathartic in use. For sale by all druggists. 'eod-F-3-1 People who are not afraid to appear poor Bland the best chance to get rich. C. E. Phifer and A. S. Welshaar bought the L. G. Willing stock of goods yesterday at sh'erlff sale, and the same will be disposed of by them at the store on West Fourth street It Is understood that the amount the goods brought will be just about suffi- cient to meet the demands of the cred- itors, which Is estimated 'to be In the neighborhood of The store will be open tomorrow for business. The, stock consists of general mer- chandise and a large line of millinery goods. he replied, "before we start- ed for home we went into a saloon in The ardor of love will sink low un- der the annoyance of cold feet. the north end and each of us bought a glass of beer. After that we bought a pint of whiskey and a half-pint of brandy. Someone suggested that we mix the stuff together. The bartend- er gave us a quart bottle and we did that. We then got into the cutter and started home. While we were driving near th'e coal chutes, neither one of us talking much, Griffith suddenly pitched forward out of the sleigh onto the ground." Called But Got No Response. "I was, of course, greatly surprised and'excited at Griffith's actions and called to him asking if he was hurt be- I illdn't do anything to him." Stowell Is a man about thirty-eight fears oL' ago and slim in build. He nlks 'loudly and appeai'ed very sorry his morning over the dbath of Grlf- 1th, The latter's cold, still bo'o'y lay n a coll directly opposite Stowall vhllo he told bis story to the Daily Roportor representative. A curious rowd had gathered, and Stowell seem- ul spurred on by hie audience. What Police Think. The local authorities stated this morning that Stowell has a wife living n Waterloo, but the couple have, hot resld'od as man and wife for some Ime. According to the police StoweH s considered in a bad light, and when tire facts, as by Stowell, were re- peated, his story was generally con- sldered wholly Improbable and gener- ally untrue. Griffith's name Is found on the offi- cial "black-list" at police headquarters. His name was entered last year, and all saloon m'en and 'drug store propri- etors were warned against selling the man liquor. Afc the request of his own family, however, his name was remov- l later In the year from the list and le haa since been 'enabled to secure li- quor when dealred. Griffith, it Is un- derstood, was never considered espe- cially a. vicious Character by th'e au- thorities, but Is known to have had some trouble with his family at vari- ous times. As Told by Officer Huntley. Patrolman Cnarles E, Huntley Is the offlc'er who arrested Griffith and Sto- well last evening. He said to the Daily Reporter today: "I received a call from the north end last night about o'clock stating that there was a drunken man there whom It was desired should be locked up. I Imme- diately left headquarters h'ere and hur- ried to the north end. Before reach- Ing the Illinois Central shops, howev- er, I met a party of m'en who Sto- well In charge. They turned the man over to me and I 'started back with him to the station. I saw ho was quite drunk and lockej} him up on reaching here. I had not been in the station but a short tlnre when I received a' sec- ond call from the north end asking for an officer to get a drunk. I. thought It was peculiar, but went there di- rectly, and was called to the Euraka restaurant. There I found Griffith. A physician had been called, and I was told regarding the finding of the man and noticed that the fellow was )adly frozen.. We got him In a rig and took him to the station at once. Physician at Work. "After placing Griffith in a cell and making him as comfortable as poasi- )le 'a physician was set at work and exerted 'every effort to revive the un- conscious man, everything being done for him. reached the station He probably about o'clock, and died shortly after 2 this morning. Ho never regained con- sciousness." Found Standing Up. According to the story furnished the authorities by the two men who discov- ered the bodies of Griffith and Stowell near the coal chutes, the former was lying on the ground with his face in the snow and Stowell was standing up by the side of the cutter. Both men (Continued on Page 5 Colurna 1) ;